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Drivers wait alongside their vehicles in long queues at a gas station during a fuel shortage in the country, in Alexandria, on June 24, 2013. (Reuters/Asmaa Waguih)


Free Gulf fuel for Egypt reaches $6 bn in value

Free Gulf fuel for Egypt reaches $6 bn in value

Cairo, Reuters—Gulf oil producers have given Egypt a free fuel lifeline totaling 6 billion US dollars in value to help fend off unrest on its streets in the summer when consumption soars, the head of its national oil company said. Tarek El-Molla, head of the Egyptian...
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President Barack Obama looks back toward the East Room of the White House in Washington, on Friday, April 12, 2013. Source: AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais


Opinion: The Middle East’s Past is not Dead

Opinion: The Middle East’s Past is not Dead

William Faulkner once said: “The past is never dead. It is not even past.” President Barack Obama might find this helpful to keep in mind as he prepares for his trip to Saudi Arabia next week. In a region known for contending with the ghosts of things long...